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2014-03-05 16:26:06

WASHINGTON, March 5, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The following statement is attributable to AACC CEO Janet B. Kreizman: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130701/PH41045LOGO "Healthcare professionals routinely use laboratory tests to diagnose, treat, and monitor health conditions ranging from high cholesterol and diabetes to cardiac disease and AIDS. The President's FY 2015 budget proposal, if implemented, could adversely affect patient access to these vital services while...

2014-02-25 12:27:39

MEDIA ADVISORY WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On February 26, AACC will host a webinar with Alberto Gutierrez, PhD, director of the Office of In Vitro Diagnostics in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at FDA to discuss FDA's guidance on in vitro diagnostic products labeled for research use only (RUO) or investigational use only (IUO). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130701/PH41045LOGO) WHO: Dr. Gutierrez has been director of FDA's...

2014-02-21 12:24:18

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AACC is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2014 AACC Awards. Each year, AACC recognizes individuals from around the world for their superior contributions to the field of laboratory medicine with its awards program, which aims to encourage excellence within the profession and raise awareness about the importance of clinical laboratory science to improving healthcare. (Logo:...

2014-02-03 16:25:02

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a ruling that allows patients direct access to their completed test reports. AACC supports this new ruling and applauds the ongoing efforts of HHS to empower patients to be informed healthcare consumers. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130701/PH41045LOGO) The final rule amends the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments of 1988 (CLIA) regulations...

2014-01-30 16:26:26

WASHINGTON, Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On January 29, the U.S. Senate passed the Newborn Screening Saves Lives Reauthorization Act of 2013 (S.1417) by unanimous consent. Introduced by Senators Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), this bipartisan bill reauthorizes funding for various newborn-screening programs for the next five years. AACC applauds the Senate's approval of this legislation, which is integral to improving children's health, and urges the U.S. House...

2014-01-06 12:24:51

Special Women's Health Issue of Clinical Chemistry Focuses on Little-Researched Differences Between Men and Women's Health WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Until recently, a large percentage of medical knowledge came from studies of predominantly male populations, but slowly, the scientific community has realized the need for research focusing specifically on women. The new special "Advancing Women's Health" issue of Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC,...

2014-01-06 12:24:34

Clinical Chemistry Women's Health Issue Explores the Ethics of Genetic Testing for Reproduction WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jodi Picoult's 2004 novel My Sister's Keeper became a bestseller by exploring the fate of a young girl who is genetically engineered to be a donor match for her cancer-stricken older sister. My Sister's Keeper is fiction, but it is based on the reality of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD). A new Q&A in the "Advancing Women's...

2014-01-06 12:24:30

Studies Show New Methods for Early Diagnosis of Breast Cancer and Prediction of Its Spread in Women's Health Issue of Clinical Chemistry WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new papers in the "Advancing Women's Health" issue of Clinical Chemistry, the journal of AACC, show for the first time that measuring the amount of certain protein fragments and microRNAs in a woman's blood and breast tissue might enable the early diagnosis of breast cancer or prediction of its...

2014-01-06 12:22:22

New Study in Women's Health Issue of Clinical Chemistry Shows That Gender-Based Tests Do Not Improve Prediction of Women's Risk of Heart Attack, Cardiovascular Death WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The symptoms of heart disease are often less obvious in women than in men, and as a result, some experts have recommended changing current medical practice and using separate criteria to identify the disease and predict its progression in women. However, new findings...

2013-11-04 20:22:21

WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AACC is pleased to announce that the AACC Annual Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo won the 2013 Trade Show News Network (TSNN) award for having the fastest growing attendance of all nonprofit trade shows. The AACC Annual Meeting is also known for being the world's largest diagnostics conference and expo. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130701/PH41045LOGO) This weekend's 4(th) Annual TSNN Awards: Celebrating Trade Show Excellence in...